McNair Programs

"Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them"

-Ronald E. McNair, NASA Astronaut and Physics Ph.D.

The McNair Scholars Program prepares STEM students for graduate school and careers in academia. Students are immersed in faculty-mentored research projects, holistic advising, and professional development.


The UConn McNair Scholars Program prepares first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students for M.S. and Ph.D. studies in STEM disciplines.